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It’s my lucky day. The head is found quickly. It had rolled into a ditch a few feet away, the trail of blood leaving a helpful arrow for us to follow. It could have been worse; the dogs could have gotten at it, which would have meant searching for it out in the boondocks. Or there might have been rain last night and...

The very virtue of jackfruit, its heady sweetness, has won it the reputation of being a fattening or a sugary fruit. We would rather talk of blueberries and kiwi or say things like an apple a day…for health and weight loss. There is more prestige associated in taking exotic fruits than native ones. Bangladesh though...

Behind me, Cleopatra was meowing louder with every passing second. Without turning back, I reached for the canister of cat food in the cupboard above the coffee machine. I cupped some in my hand and splattered it on the floor. I couldn’t be bothered to reach for her favourite green bowl. Instead of going at her...

There are three structural ingredients for any given nation to be strong, independent, sovereign and self-content: 1) production, 2) procreation and 3) protection. The vegetarian nationalists should tell us historically in the realm of these three structural ingredients what was/is their contribution? In the realm of...

By the time Indira joined Oxford, she had become romantically involved with Feroze. “I myself was once young and deeply in love,” she would say to Sonia Gandhi years later when meeting her for the first time as Rajiv’s fiancée. Although Feroze had proposed to her several times in the past, she finally said yes...

The world is brimming with great men. You might bump into a boy at the bookstore, who bonds with you over your mutual love for Tom Clancy’s classics; you might meet him at your favourite bar, where he buys you a glass of expensive wine and a plate of bacon fries; or you might even meet him while on your morning...

Under GST, the small and medium industries would have to handle things on their own VS Krishnan, Executive Director, tax policy group, EY The series of GST Council meetings have demonstrated both pragmatism and flexibility of the government to solve problems as they come along. Continuing in the same spirit, the...

Cheating can be assumed to be normal in finance and consequently fails to excite moral outrage

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The couple lived separately, Indira Gandhi in the PM’s house and Feroze Sa’ab in the MP quarters some distance away.